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The most powerful stopper cylinder

Festo has launched the DFSP, a reliable and robust series of stopper cylinders which are claimed to be the most powerful cylinders of their type in the market. The DFSP is said to withstand loads of ...


Easy-to-use, safe electric chain hoist

VERLINDE has released the VARIO, the inverter version of its EUROCHAIN VR electric chain hoist, designed for handling loads of from 100 to 2500kg.


Small motors pack big features into limited spaces

Motion Control Products Ltd has introduced what it claims is the smallest Lexium MDrive integrated motor, a 42mm NEMA size 17 stepper motor with built-in electronics, delivering a large range of ...


Tough dynamic synchronous motors

WEG has introduced a series of robust and efficient synchronous motors, the SM40 series, for the power range from 5 to 35MW. The motors are claimed to provide reliability in demanding applications ...



Scalable, open-architecture robot control

Aerotech has released an open-architecture robot for use in pick and place applications. The RCP-DELTA is available in four models that support payloads up to 3kg, with X/Y operating ranges of 500, ...


Canon enters 3D machine vision market

Canon has announced its entry into the machine vision market with the launch of 3-D Machine Vision Systems, models RV300, RV500 and RV1100. Designed for use with industrial robots, these systems are ...


Lightweight vertical energy chain system

Igus has developed its guidelok slimline system further with the GLSL-P, guidelok slimline P. Made entirely of plastic, this vertical energy chain system is said to be characterised by its light ...


NSKHPS bearing range expanded

NSK has expanded its NSKHPS series of high performance standard bearings in line with demand for reduced maintenance costs and more compact industrial machinery. NSK claims its NSKHPS bearings are ...


Absolute feedback systems for efficient drives

The BML series from Balluff is said to offer rugged, precise and quick absolute position and angle measurements, suitable for installation or direct integration into drive and positioning systems.


Mclennan distributes expanded stepSERVO range

Applied Motion Products has expanded its range of stepSERVO integrated motors to include an Ethernet/IP networking series and an IP65 rated series for wet and dusty environments. Available in the UK ...


High performance networked desktop piezo drive

Aerotech has released the Ensemble QDe, a high-performance desktop nanopositioning piezo drive designed for use with the Ensemble family of drives and controllers. The QDe enables coordinated motion ...



A flexible alternative to solenoid valves

Bürkert has expanded its range of fluid control products with the introduction of the Type 32xx series of electrically controlled motor valves, designed for space-saving and energy-saving operation.


The benefits of using metal belts and drive tapes

Belt Technologies Europe claims its stainless steel belts and drive tapes have several characteristics which present design opportunities not found in other drive components. One of the newest ...


High performance drive in a small package

Maxon's EC 4 brushless DC motor is said to be the smallest micromotor to come from the Swiss manufacturer, with a diameter of 4mm. It is available in 12.4, 17.4, 21 and 24.4mm lengths, with power ...


On-the-go HMI access

Rockwell Automation has introduced the Allen-Bradley MobileView tethered operator interface. The mobile terminal is claimed to give plant and industrial personnel the freedom to take a machine's ...


Custom brakes are the smallest on the market

Warner Electric, part of Altra Industrial Motion, has developed the X-Small brake range of electrically released, spring-set holding brakes which are designed to offer the same performance ...



Control system for smaller plants

Mitsubishi Electric and ME-Automation Projects have launched a distributed control system, the PMSX micro, designed for smaller scale applications. PMSX micro runs on a single industrial computer and ...


Precision move pallet system conveyor

Dorner has released its latest pallet traffic management system, the 2200 Precision Move Pallet System. With a pin tracking system and a 24Vdc drive mechanism to guide pallets through 90° turns, and ...


Fast and easy to integrate motors

Emerson industrial Automation's Dyneo product portfolio has been completed by the LSRPM series of permanent magnet synchronous motors, that are said to be directly mechanically interchangeable with ...


Large frame size flameproof motors

WEG's W22Xd hazardous area motors are designed to work in aggressive and explosive atmospheres, while exceeding IE4 energy efficiency levels with minimised noise, vibration, and low operating ...


Precision perforation control

REO UK has released the REOTRON, a switch mode power supply (SMPS) suited for laser perforation, electrochlorination, desalination, metal plating and cathodic protection applications where control ...


Compact and simple servo motors

Lenze has extended its range of servo products with the MCM synchronous motor. The MCM series is compact, economic and characterised by its smooth running. The synchronous servo motors are suited to ...